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Sci/tech tidbits in and around New Hampshire

Blueberries for solar Sal

There's a 4-MW solar farm being built in and among a 10-are wild blueberry farm in Maine. It's partly an experiment to determine the best practices for "agrivoltaic" systems, which combine solar with farming lowbush blueberries. " One of the many project innovations...

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How deep is that snow? Ask a Lidar-carrying drone!

Determining snow depth and water content is important, especially in places like the increasingly-drought-stricken Western U.S., but it's not easy. Scrambling around mountains with measuring sticks and snow-melting equipment isn't very efficient, so systems have been...

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N.H. patents through March 21

By Targeted News Service The following patents were assigned in New Hampshire from March 14 to march 21. *** Centripetal Networks Assigned Patent for Systems for Protecting Secured Network Centripetal Networks, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent...

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About Granite Geek

Dave Brooks has written a science/tech column since 1991 – yes, that long – and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course). He moderates monthly Science Cafe NH discussions, beer in hand, and discusses the geek world regularly on WKXL radio in Concord.

Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you’ll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.

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